Misplaced Priorities: TransportationPosted by Randy | September 29, 2009
--This week, Virginia stands to lose about $229 million in transportation funding through a provision that rescinds $8.7 billion in contracts from the federal highway program on the last day of the fiscal year (Sept 30).
--A tiny car company in Finland has just gotten a $529 million loan from the U.S. government to build $89,000 hybrid luxury sports cars.
What’s wrong with this picture? How can our federal government justify funding $89,000 hybrid sports cars in Finland, when basic transportation projects in our own backyards are being left unfunded? This type of federal government “logic” doesn’t make sense to Americans. In fact, this type of “logic” is why Americans are so frustrated with government spending.
We need an overhaul to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in federal departments and agencies, and to put government back in the business of governing, not spending.
Here are more details on how I’m working for fiscal responsibility in government.
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